Changing farming business event heads to Woodhall Spa


Farmers adapting to changes and challenges in crop production can receive expert guidance at a Woodhall Spa business event next Thursday, February 4.

The Farm Business Updates will provide specialist advice on managing volatility in crop marketing, highlight the impact of a new subsidy system and offer tips on tax planning and pension matters.

Sponsored by chartered accountants Duncan & Toplis and property and business consultants Brown & Co, the Time for Change event will take place at 2pm at The Petwood Hotel and will be followed by an evening buffet.

Dr Christopher Green of Crop Management Information Limited and Mark Worrell, Director of Sales and Trading at Openfield, are the guest speakers. Dr Green will speak on moving towards a different path to crop production while Mr Worrell will talk about UK and overseas markets plus future commodities and prices.

Mark Chatterton, Director in the Newark office of Duncan & Toplis, will discuss tax planning in these unstable times.

He said: “Working within a fast-changing environment is something that we have all become used to in the farming world. However at present there seems to be more change and challenges.

“Over the next 12 months farmers will have to adopt a new subsidy, environmental and grant system. They also have the constantly changing commodity tax and pension markets to contend with.”

Other speakers at the events are Sam Gibson, a financial planner with Castlegate Financial Management, and Brown & Co’s Martin Herbert, Paul Waberski and Paul White.

To book your place at this free event please email